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Welcome To Convergence – The Global Blockchain Congress

This is the first of four articles on the program and goals of Convergence - The Global Blockchain Congress. For more on the event, and to purchase a ticket, visit www.blockchainconvergence.com.  Convergence - the Global Blockchain Congress will hold its inaugural edition in Malaga, Spain next week. Organised by the European Commission, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum, and Alastria, the national blockchain of Spain – and with over 150 speakers from around the world and some 80 keynotes, panels, fireside chats, roundtables and meetings – Convergence is set to become a...

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Decentralized Web Protocol Arweave Secures $5M In a16z-Led Round

Blockchain project announces the completion of $5 million funding round Big names contribute to the round Arweave and permaweb Arweave, a blockchain project designed to combat link rot and build a permanently accessible web, has announced the completion of a $5 million funding round. The funding, led by leading blockchain investment firm a16z, will support Arweave’s goal of building the permaweb: an always accessible internet that does not degrade through linkrot, censorship, or sunsetting. The project, founded in 2017 by a Berlin-based team of TechStars graduates, has made significant inroads towards its goal of building a distributed web that ensures...

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Ethereum Co-Founder Says China Will avoid Blockchains Full Potential 

China’s upcoming digital currency is unlikely to utilise the power of blockchain according to Joe Lubin. Lubin speaks in CNBC Interview regarding blockchain and China’s cryptocurrency Huge advantages for creators on the system CEO of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum, Joe Lubin considers China’s upcoming digital renminbi unlikely to utilise the power of the blockchain. Speaking in an interview for CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia earlier today, Lubin argued that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has little to gain from the decentralised aspects of the technology. China’s digital legal tender is set to be controlled by the PBoC and officials...

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One Blockchain Conference Is Quickly Becoming The Can’t-Miss Event Of The Industry

In a brand-new industry abuzz with exciting new innovations by the day, industry leaders and newcomers alike are turning to blockchain conferences to learn about and network with people within the crypto, blockchain, and fintech spaces. There are more and more of these conferences by the day, all with different missions and hosting various professionals within. With the many conferences to choose from in this space, deciding which ones to attend is confusing. One event is gaining a reputation as a high-fidelity and must-attend event for serious blockchain professionals and enthusiasts. With inspiring eats and mixologist-approved top-shelf drinks ready to...

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Bridging the Developer Gap: 4 Companies That Can Attract the Next Wave of Blockchain Devs in 2020

According to a recent study of 158 cryptocurrency companies, developers account for 5.4% of their employees. That may seem like a rather modest figure in the grand scheme of things, but the reality is that demand for skilled blockchain developers and engineers continues to surge. High-level developers – the kind who are adept at creating base layer protocols and decentralized applications (dApps) – are being sought by both new and established blockchain businesses, with LinkedIn naming ‘blockchain developer’ as the number one emerging post last December. Amazingly, the volume of vacancies increased 33-fold through 2018. We already know, therefore, what...

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